Representing Buyers, Bank Officials And Real Estate Professionals
In recent years the headlines have highlighted a steady parade of people going to prison for mortgage fraud. State and federal investigators have turned up the heat since the housing market crashed, scrutinizing new transactions and digging into old ones.
At The Goldberg Law Firm, we understand that a conviction could be career ending and very possibly result in prison time. If you are accused of mortgage fraud or bank fraud, our experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you fight the allegations and limit the impact. Our Cleveland law firm takes cases in northeast Ohio and beyond.
Cuyahoga County Escrow Fraud Defense Attorney
Law enforcement takes a harder line on schemes to defraud lenders, investors or property owners (fraud for profit). Increasingly, homeowners are also being investigated for obtaining mortgage loans under false pretenses (fraud for housing).
The Goldberg Law Firm can capably defend bank officers and loan underwriters, appraisers, mortgage brokers and real estate agents, developers, builders, investors and anyone suspected of mortgage fraud, including homebuyers or sellers.
Trial lawyer Michael J. Goldberg has practiced in criminal defense for 30 years. He is knowledgeable about all forms of alleged mortgage fraud, including falsified financial statements or tax returns, application fraud, escrow fraud and appraisal fraud, and schemes to defraud distressed homeowners, such as short sale fraud or loan modification fraud.
Prosecutions may include charges of wire fraud or mail fraud, as mortgage frauds typically require collaboration with an industry insider, straw buyer or other co-conspirators. We focus on the underlying charge, making the government prove our client’s involvement or criminal intent. Depending on the circumstances, our goal is to avoid indictment, prevent a conviction or minimize the punishment.
Cleveland Mortgage Fraud Defense Attorney
Michael Goldberg positions clients for the most favorable result, in negotiations with the prosecutor or in defending them before a jury. To arrange a free consultation, call us today at 216-592-8719 or 800-845-4710, or contact us online.